Kyrsten Sinema’s Red-Line Is Revealed and Her Colleagues Are Furious – RedState

For months now, Kyrsten Sinema has locked horns with the far-left, refusing to blow up the filibuster and now blocking the passage of Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda via reconciliation. The harassment she’s received has seemingly only bolstered her resolve. More recently, she’s given the White House to the cold shoulder, and perhaps that’s behind this latest leak?

According to sources relayed by Business Insider, Sinema’s red-line has been revealed, and it’s already giving her colleagues fits.

A major holdup in the ongoing talks is Sinema’s opposition to any tax increases for individuals and large corporations, per two Senate Democratic aides familiar with the matter. She is threatening to obstruct the deal. over $700 billion in revenue to finance the bulk of Biden’s agenda. The president has repeatedly promised his plan will be fully paid for and won’t add to the deficit. Most Democrats are also fervent in their desire to roll back President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cuts.

Well, that’s quite the red-line.

For a while, we’ve known Sinema had issues with the tax hikes in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. We now know how serious her problems were. She apparently wants no increases at all, something that cuts to the very core of the Democrat agenda, which is seeking to raise taxes on the “rich” and corporations across the board. If that’s truly her position, I have no idea how a compromise happens down the road. Not only will the far-left never go along with zero tax hikes, but without those increases, the bill’s gimmicks that “pay” for the spending no longer apply.

Leaks like this don’t just happen, and the timing of this one is very deliberate. Sinema happens to be currently in Europe, which is being spun to show that the Arizona senator has been bowing to corporations and big-money interests. Dropping this while she’s fundraising overseas is meant to make Sinema look even more out of touch with the Democrat base, and thereby increase the hostility toward her.

What is the dominant narrative of her rivals? Sinema has been fundraising in Europe for big business while refusing tax increases on corrupt corporations at home. The spectacle alone is enough for most Democrats to spit on Sinema, though their efforts to shame her appear to have no effect.

In short, no matter how much her opponents shout into the great expanse, Sinema is not listening to them, and she’s driving the left of her party absolutely insane. They are used to being able to bully people into submission, and that’s especially true when talking about a fellow Democrat. Sinema is still a mystery, going her way and enjoying the friendly fire. She may have been persuaded to take a different route than her critics, but it is too late.

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